Sophomore Michaela Owen shot a 71 to lead Lambert to the Class AAAAAA championship at Sunset Country Club in Moultrie. The Longhorns scored 220 and beat defending champion Milton by five shots.
Owen, the daughter of longtime Oglethorpe golf coach Jim Owen, tied for medalist with Kayla Jones of Milton, but won in a playoff when she birdied the 18th hole with a par. Green hit the green in regulation, but three-putted for bogey. Owen missed the green, but chipped to within inches to save par and win the tournament.
Lambert also counted a 73 from freshman Kayley Marschke and a 76 from senior Sloan Shanahan. Milton used a 74 from Nicole Latka and an 80 from Sally Morgan. Lambert won its region championship for the fourth straight year and returned from South Georgia with the first state girls golf champion for a Forsyth County school.
Class AAAAAA boys: Georgia-bound Zach Healy shot a 67 and led Norcross to its first state golf championship. The Blue Devils shot 294 to beat Peachtree Ridge by two shots at Spring Hill Country Club in Tifton. Norcross also got a 73 from Clay Trocchio and a 74 from Patrick Haas. Zach Pritchard (71) and Kevin Kim (72) led Peachtree Ridge.
Class AAAAA boys: Gainesville’s Lawson King shot a 70 to help the Red Elephants to their second straight championship, a nine-shot win over Glynn Academy at Jekyll Island’s Pine Lake Course. Gainesville also counted a 72 from Jackson Bishop, a 73 from Spencer Ralston and a 74 from Nathan Williams. Lakeside-Evan’s Emmanuel Kountakis shot a 70 and birdied the first playoff hole to win medalist honors over Kile Williams of Starr’s Mill and King. Hayden Poole of Johns Creek shot 71 and won a two-hole playoff to finish as runner-up.
Class AAAAA girls: Lakeside-Evans shot 225 and won its second consecutive state championship at the Indian Mounds Course at Jekyll Island. Lakeside’s Eunice Yi, an Augusta State signee, was medalist with a 70, one shot better than Ware County’s Meghan Carter. Cambridge placed second with 229, as Rachel Dai and Sabrina Long each shot 73s.
Class AAAA boys: Marist successfully defended its state championship at Dalton Golf and Country Club. It was the eighth championship for the War Eagles. Will Chandler led Marist with a 66, while Jack Larkin, Sean Murphy, Will Duma and Joe Quirk each shot 71s and Mitchell Yates had a 73. Richmond Academy shot 297 to place second, as Greyson Sigg had a 73.
Class AAAA girls: Carrollton won the state title at Nob North Golf Club in Cohutta. It was the first title for the Trojans since 2007. Carrollton shot 250 and was led by Sydney Needham, who shot 74 and was medalist. Columbus placed second at 263, with Amy Clark carding an 83.
Class AAA boys: Woodward Academy won its fourth state championship and the first since 1974 at the Reunion Golf Club in Hoschton. The War Eagles, led by Cam Andrade with a 73 and Josh Rollins with a 74, finished at 298 to beat Blessed Trinity by four shots and St. Pius by seven. Ringgold’s Brooks Thomas won a three-way playoff for medalist; he beat David Mackey of North Oconee on the second extra hole.
Class AAA girls: North Oconee won its second straight state championship with a 25-shot victory at Chateau Elan in Hoschton. The Titans posted a 245, putting them far ahead of runner-up Woodward Academy (270) and Banks County and North Murray, who tied for third at 272. Crocket Floyd led North Oconee with a 78. Hannah Barger of Elbert County was medalist with a 73.
Class AA girls: Vidalia, led by medalist Katie Dalton, won the state championship for the second time in three years, finishing first at Hawks Point Golf Club in Vidalia. Dalton shot 71 and Layne Carter added a 79 for Vidalia. Greater Atlanta Christian was second, with Bailey Tardy shooting a 75.
Class A Private boys: Georgia Tech signee James Clark shot a 69 to lead Brookstone to its fourth consecutive state championship at Savannah Quarters Country Club. Thomas Hodges of George Walton Academy was runner-up with a 71. Brookstone shot 297 and got a 73 from Georgia signee Parker Derby, a 76 from Sam Hatcher and a 79 from Mercer Clark. First Presbyterian was second at 313, led by Bradley Taylor with a 75 and Brooks Stroud with a 76.
Class A Private girls: Darlington won its fourth state title, the last coming in 2011. The Tigers counted an 81 from Hannah Mae Deems and a 90 from Lovisa Clausen for a 171 total, beating Athens Academy by one stroke at Crosswinds Country Club in Savannah. Athens Academy was led by Anna Buchanan’s 81. The medalist was Jordan Daniel of Landmark Christian, who birdied the third playoff hole to beat Amanda Doherty of Galloway after the duo had tied at 78.
Class A Public boys: Gordon Lee beat Lincoln County to win the championship at Double Oaks Country Club in Commerce. Gordon Lee shot 333, with Lanier Guest leading the team with an 81 and Devin Edwards shooting 82. Lincoln County shot 344, led by Harrison Mohr’s 72. John Rollins of Trion was medalist with a 71.
Class A Public girls: Schley County shot 201 to beat Trion by two shots, with Towns County and Gordon Lee tied for third at 204. Schley’s Jordan Booker was medalist with a 91.